Hippo's Best of 2009 Readers' Poll results coming March 19th

To the stars!
Take a space voyage at the expanded planetarium

By Jeff Mucciarone jmucciarone@hippopress.com

Planning a trip to Mars? The Christa-McAuliffe Planetarium, soon to be the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, can help with that. But Mars might end up being just the first stop.

PEOPLE: Credit earned
St. Mary’s chief moves on

Ronald Rioux spent the last 16 years steering St. Mary’s Bank as its seventh CEO in its 101-year history. In 2008, the Exeter resident saw St. Mary’s receive New Hampshire Business Review’s Best of Business Award for credit unions and the Business New Hampshire Business of the Year award for financial services. He serves on the board of directors for New Hampshire Catholic Charities and was recently appointed by Gov. John Lynch to the board of trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire.

ARTS: Where curiosity can lead
Currier exhibit shows how David Macaulay works

By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

There was a big, well-worn, frequently referenced hardcover book on the living room bookshelf when I was a kid with a title in pictorial letters spelling out The Way Things Work. Over the years, I’ve wished that copy would reappear so I could consult it.

LONGSHOTS: In Bill we still trust?
by Dave Long

Well, the deal putting an end to what the Patriots should or would do at the quarterback position came down during the weekend. That’s when not-so-old friend Scott Pioli made his first deal as head man in KC by getting Matt Cassel AND Mike Vrabel for the 34th pick overall in the upcoming NFL draft.

FOOD: Get a piece of the farm
CSA: pay now for the summer harvest

By Linda A. Thompson-Odum food@hippopress.com

Even though the state is buried in snow, now is the time to plan ahead for the summer bounty of vegetables and fruits.

TECHIE: Lucky number 7?
Vista’s successor looks a bit better

By John “jaQ” Andrews  jandrews@hippopress.com

The release date of the next Microsoft desktop operating system is shrouded in mystery, but appears to be absolutely no earlier than the very end of 2009. Curious users, however, have been putting the thrillingly-named Windows 7 through its paces by downloading a beta version.

WINE: Shabby exterior, great finds
In wine, as in life, digging can unearth buried treasures
By Tim Protzman food@hippopress.com

It seems like a rule of thumb for me that the shabbier the establishment is, the more fun and memories it holds.

February 26, 2009
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Camp Directory
It's summer camp time!
Updated Feb. 12th

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